Search Results: "Carl Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NO-DOGS-ALLOWED RULE by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Just right for aspiring pet owners. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Ishan Mehra wages a successful campaign to repeal his mother's no-dogs-allowed rule by gently introducing her to a neighbor's dog. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE SEEKER by Ben Morley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Ultimately this British import leaves readers with as much of a letdown as it does its protagonist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A new boy and his family—"asylum seekers"—have moved into Joe's building. Read full book review >

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SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce
Released: June 8, 2010

"This urban fantasy with its scarred heroine and intermittent violence is not for Twilight fans but may well appeal to Melissa Marr's readers and teens who like their fantasy on the gritty side. (Fantasy. YA)"
This is not the tale of Little Red Riding Hood your granny told. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDE JOB by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Wacky and action-packed. (Thriller. 9-12)"
After leaving the evil spy organization they were raised in, 12-year-old Hale and his younger sister, Kennedy, are determined to bring down the nefarious Sub Rosa Society, find their MIA parents, and save the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1992

"If you're not expecting a whodunit—as usual, there are no big surprises saved for the end—this is as charming a historical mystery as you'll find this summer."
Pearce hits his stride with this third tale of Gereth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt (...and the Return of the Carpet, ...and the Night of the Dog) of the Anglo-Egyptian political police. Read full book review >

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THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE GIRL IN THE NILE by Michael Pearce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Pearce's pace is as deliberate and gravely amused as ever, but his uncharacteristic focus on a central mystery comes at a high price: Lacking the local color of Owen's four earlier adventures, this one is his least distinctively charming and amusing to date."
Called away from a routine arms search to examine the corpse of a young woman who's fallen from a pleasure boat moored in the Nile, Gareth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt of 1909 Cairo (The Mamur Zapt and the Men Behind, 1993, etc.), finds that the body has already disappeared. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1987

"They should also be good for book-talking or reading aloud."
Short stories can be hard to sell to children, but this collection is worth pushing. Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE PASHA by Michael Pearce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Pearce (The Point in the Market, 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy."
Religious uprisings, political unrest, British snobbery and Egyptians languishing in the public baths—it must be another trip to turn-of-the-last-century Cairo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOENIX RISING by Bryony Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Thrilling steamship adventure overcomes wobbly worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A pirate ship plies the garbage-strewn and poisonous seas of a late 21st century finally recovering from the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Read full book review >

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A DEAD MAN IN MALTA by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An amusing period tale. Seymour's seventh outing (Dead in Naples, 2009, etc.) shows a dry wit and an engaging touch with political folderol, familial brouhahas and mystery logistics."
Do-good ladies and do-bad gents discombobulate 1913 Malta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW WILD by Fred Pearce
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pearce's book could use some pruning and shaping of its own, but his theme is significant: There is no going back when change is the norm."
Environmental journalist Pearce (The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, 2012, etc.) examines the effects of introduced species and our responses to them. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE BOX by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"As always in this comically understated series (The Mark of the Pasha, 2008, etc.), both crime and punishment are consistently upstaged by a lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams."
One young woman lost and another found are the keys to the Mamur Zapt's latest adventure in 1913 Egypt. Read full book review >